alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
dodger, fox, slyboots(noun)
a shifty deceptive person
the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox
Fox, Charles James Fox(noun)
English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806)
Fox, George Fox(noun)
English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691)
a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River
the Algonquian language of the Fox
flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on(verb)
"We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate(verb)
be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
"These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots
A red fox, small carnivore (), related to dogs and wolves, with red or silver fur and a bushy tail.
Any of numerous species of small wild canids resembling the red fox. In the taxonomy they form the tribe Vulpini within the family Canidae, consisting of nine genera (see the Wikipedia article on the fox).
The fur of a fox or fox fur.
A fox terrier.
The gemmeous dragonet, a fish, Callionymus lyra, so called from its yellow color.
A cunning person.
An attractive man or woman.
A small strand of rope made by twisting several rope-yarns together. Used for seizings, mats, sennits, and gaskets.
A wedge driven into the split end of a bolt to tighten it.
To trick, fool or outwit (someone) by cunning or ingenuity.
To confuse or baffle (someone).
This crossword puzzle has completely foxed me.
To act slyly or craftily.
To discolour paper. Fox marks are spots on paper caused by humidity.
The pages of the book show distinct foxing.
To turn sour; said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting.
someone connected with Leicester City Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
derived from the name of the animal.
Fox Broadcasting Company, a large television network from the USA.
I watched a great show on Fox last night.
A given name.
Origin: From fuhsaz, from puk-, peuk-. Cognate with vuhs, vos, fuhs ( פֿוקס, Fuchs). The Indo-European root was also the source of Avestan pusa- (‘plait’), puxъ ( пух), ( paustis).
a carnivorous animal of the genus Vulpes, family Canidae, of many species. The European fox (V. vulgaris or V. vulpes), the American red fox (V. fulvus), the American gray fox (V. Virginianus), and the arctic, white, or blue, fox (V. lagopus) are well-known species
the European dragonet
the fox shark or thrasher shark; -- called also sea fox. See Thrasher shark, under Shark
a sly, cunning fellow
rope yarn twisted together, and rubbed with tar; -- used for seizings or mats
a sword; -- so called from the stamp of a fox on the blade, or perhaps of a wolf taken for a fox
a tribe of Indians which, with the Sacs, formerly occupied the region about Green Bay, Wisconsin; -- called also Outagamies
to intoxicate; to stupefy with drink
to make sour, as beer, by causing it to ferment
to repair the feet of, as of boots, with new front upper leather, or to piece the upper fronts of
to turn sour; -- said of beer, etc., when it sours in fermenting
Origin: [See Fox, n., cf. Icel. fox imposture.]
Fox is a common name for many species of alert omnivorous mammals belonging to the Canidae family. Foxes are small-to-medium-sized canids, with a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail. Members of about 37 species are referred to as foxes, of which only 12 species actually belong to the Vulpes genus of "true foxes". By far the most common and widespread species of fox is the red fox, although various species are found on almost every continent. The presence of fox-like carnivores all over the globe, together with their widespread reputation for cunning, has contributed to their appearance in popular culture and folklore in many societies around the world. The hunting of foxes with packs of hounds, long an established pursuit in Europe, especially the British Isles, was exported by European settlers to various parts of the New World.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
foks, n. an animal of the family Canidæ, genus Vulpes, of proverbial cunning:—fem. Vix′en: any one notorious for cunning.—ns. Fox′-bat, a flying-fox, a fruit-bat; Fox′-brush, the tail of a fox; Fox′-earth, a fox's burrow.—adj. Foxed, discoloured, spotted.—ns. Fox′-ē′vil, alopecia; Fox′glove, a plant with glove-like flowers, whose leaves are used as a soothing medicine; Fox′hound, a hound used for chasing foxes; Fox′-hunt; Fox′-hunt′er; Fox′-hunt′ing; Fox′iness, decay: having a harsh, sour taste: state of being spotted, as books; Fox′-shark, a large shark of over 12 feet, occasionally seen off British coasts; Fox′ship (Shak.), the character of a fox, craftiness; Fox′-tail, a genus of grasses, generally characterised by a bushy head; Fox′-terr′ier, a kind of terrier trained to unearth foxes; Fox′-trap, a trap for catching foxes; Fox′-trot, a pace with short steps, as in changing from trotting to walking.—adj. Fox′y, of foxes: cunning, suspicious, causing suspicion: (paint.) having too much of the reddish-brown or fox-colour.—Fox and geese, a game played with pieces on a board, where the object is for certain pieces called the geese to surround or corner one called the fox. [A.S. fox; Ger. fuchs.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'FOX' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2078
Rank popularity for the word 'FOX' in Nouns Frequency: #2508
The numerical value of FOX in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of FOX in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
With foxes we must play the fox.
When the fox preaches, look to the geese.
I think Fox News’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to do Fox News. I think Fox News’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to say Fox News.
I think Fox News '’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to do Fox News '. I think Fox News '’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to say Fox News '.
There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel.
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